Debt Service Obligations
The aggregate amounts of payments on long-term debt due after December 31, 2016 are as follows:
Maturities of long-term debt:
Within 1 Year
Year 1 through Year 2
Year 2 through Year 3
Year 3 through Year 4
Year 4 through Year 5
Certain of our project level financing agreements contain provisions that provide the lenders with the right to accelerate debt maturity as a result of non-compliance with loan covenants. Therefore, these debt balances were reclassified from long-term to current as of December 31, 2016. We have received waivers and/or forbearance agreements with respect to certain of these defaults, and we are currently working with our project lenders to cure such defaults; however, no assurance can be given that such defaults will be cured in a timely manner or at all.
The Company expects to continue to acquire additional power plants. However, other than the BioTherm transaction discussed elsewhere herein, the Company has no commitments to make any such acquisitions.
Interest Payment Agreement
Immediately prior to the completion of the IPO on August 5, 2015, the Company entered into the Interest Payment Agreement with SunEdison (the "Interest Payment Agreement"), pursuant to which SunEdison agreed to pay an aggregate amount equal to all of the scheduled interest of up to $81.2 million on the Senior Notes through December 31, 2016, and up to an aggregate amount of $40.0 million in 2017, $30.0 million in 2018, $20.0 million in 2019 and $10.0 million in 2020, plus any interest due on any payment not remitted when due. SunEdison’s interest support payments due to the Company have been reduced by $2.9 million as a result of the $49.6 million of the Senior Notes that were extinguished under the open market repurchase program that began in December 2015 and continued through January 2016. SunEdison will not be obligated to pay any amounts due under the Senior Notes in connection with an acceleration of the payment of the principal amount of such indebtedness.
Upon expiration of the Distribution Forbearance Period (as described in Item 15. Note 19 - Related Parties), Global LLC will be entitled to set off any amounts owing by SunEdison pursuant to the Interest Payment Agreement against any and all amounts owed by Global LLC to SunEdison under the distribution provisions of the Global LLC Operating Agreement, and Global LLC may pay such amounts to Global Operating LLC. For the year ended December 31, 2016, SunEdison paid Global LLC $41.2 million, which related to interest payments on the Senior Notes. SunEdison was not required to contribute capital in cash to fund interest on the Senior Notes or credit facility payments during the year ended December 31, 2015.
The Interest Payment Agreement terminates upon payment by SunEdison of all amounts owing thereunder. It may, however, be terminated prior to that by mutual written agreement of SunEdison and Global Operating LLC and will automatically terminate upon the repayment in full of the outstanding principal amount of the Senior Notes or a change of control of the Company, Global LLC or Global Operating LLC. The agreement may also be terminated at the election of SunEdison, Global LLC or Global Operating LLC if any of them experiences certain events relating to bankruptcy or insolvency. Any decision by Global LLC or Global Operating LLC to terminate the Interest Payment Agreement must have the prior approval of the Company’s Conflicts Committee.
On July 29, 2016, the Company received a notice from SunEdison purporting to terminate the Interest Payment Agreement. The notice alleges that SunEdison's bankruptcy permits termination as of right without following the bankruptcy procedures for rejection of executory contracts. Although we do not expect SunEdison to perform under the Interest Payment Agreement going forward, the Company is contesting the purported termination of the Interest Payment Agreement, believes that the termination notice is invalid, and is asserting a claim in the SunEdison Bankruptcy for the full amount of damages resulting from SunEdison’s breach of the Interest Payment Agreement. The Settlement Agreement provides for the termination of the Interest Payment Agreement and would result in the release of our intercompany claims against SunEdison in connection with the Interest Payment Agreement.